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by the sales tax. it doesn't care if you're a janitor with four kids or a cardiologist with lots of dollars. the greater percentage of income you pay, if you don't make that much money, that sales tax on the egg might be 1% of a day's pay for you. it could probably be more like a thousandth of a percent of the cardiologist's paycheck for the day. a sales tax is therefore among the least populist way of raising money for government, proportionally speaking. it takes the most from people with the least money, and the least from everybody who has more money. because of that backwards impact, because it's harder on the poor and easier on the rich, you might think a tax like that would be among the most unpopular tax ideas. but in bright red states, states where republicans have complete control of the government, that tax all of the sudden is really popular. this month in louisiana, republican governor bobby jindal rolled out his agenda for this year. get rid of the income tax and corporate taxes where how much you pay depends on how much you make. but do not worry about the billions in lost ta
to work. you have to pay taxes. you're going to pay a fine. there'll be some admission of wrongdoing. so it is not amnesty in any sense of the word. >> the other side of that is it's a tough path to citizenship. they're just not going to say to you, you've been here so you can stay. there are going to be rules about paying back taxes, admitting guilt. is that going to be too tough for some progressives to stomach? >> well, i think there are two challenges here. one is to get past the toxicity of the "a" word, amnesty. and the president and the democrats really need to sell, as the senator mentioned, this is not amnesty. it is earned citizenship, involving the back taxes, fines, having to learn english, and to get in line behind legal immigrants. >> and one of the things chuck schumer pointed out this morning on "morning joe," is that if you actually applied that you get -- you go to the front of the line, ahead of people who never tried to take the legal path. >> right. but the challenge for the republicans, they have to sell this within their own party. not as amnesty, but they just nee
including fines and back taxes, undergo a background check and learn english and american civics. yesterday, marco rubio in florida sought to win over conservatives opposed to any deal with threats of amnesty. >> there are over 11 million workers undocumented. that's not something any wanted to see happen. it is what has happened. we have an obligation and need to address the reality of the situation we face. i think today is an important first step in what's going to be a significant complicated journey. the issue of immigration is not a simple one. we have the opportunity to do it right and if we do, i think we'll do a tremendous service to our country. snow jo . >> joe, remains to be seen how far this gets but you see john mccain and lindsey graham talking about what they're talking about in terms of a bill that even hints at amnesty. >> no doubt about it, things have changed in the last five years. there will still be conservatives in the house who want to be assured by marco rubio and john mccain and any conservative that supports this bill that won't be a repeat of 1996, that was an o
. but juan talk about people like you who live in city and pay property taxes should you have an option for public schools but people of low income should be able to look at their schools and say i'm not going to send my kid there. i want another option. that's what this is all about. >> kimberly: a good point. every child deserves an excellent education. it should not be predetermined by what your parents or providers, socioeconomic status is and whether you can afford to pay the exorbitant bills for private schools. they are not cheap. ronin was in public school but there are so many kids in the class i think one day they lost the little guy. you have don't stand out. if you need extra help it's difficult to get it. great teachers, mean well, but they are challenged by the numbers. you go to private school but who is able to afford that? some schools are financial aid assistance there. has to be an alternative that you don't the children educationmly discriminated against because they can't afford a $45,000 or $60,000 school. >> dana: that is a great point. the way you put it in terms
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if they meet requirements like paying back taxes, learning english and passing background checks and walking on short talk show hosts like myself. let's go live to beat box goat. >> i actually just saw him in a brooklyn loft this weekend. it was fantastic. we partied. got a little heavy on the old -- but that's another story. jaime, what kind of lesson is this for america or for people trying to get to america or just anybody in general or maybe that wonderful actress america ferrara? >> i am for it. i think it is a good idea. all crimes need to be put on a scale. on one end you have north korea who star of -- starve its people and then you have the hamburgler who steals hamburgers. they committed a crime. >> what if the hamburgler stole 15 million hamburgers in this country right now? >> the point of the matter is you can't force them back. you cabts -- the fact of the matter, and there is not many coming over more and because of the fertility rate in mexico has dropped. you have to come and secure the border. we live in an age of terrorism, but you have to find a way to regular lar rise. >
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